MRC -- Beverage company Coca-Cola India has announced the launch of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)-made bottles in the carbonated beverage category, said the company.
The rPET bottles for Coca Cola have been introduced in two different sizes – 250ml and 750ml. Both the packs are being manufactured by Coca-Cola bottling partners Moon Beverages and SLMG Beverages.
Excluding the caps and labels, the new bottles are entirely made using 100% food-grade rPET material.
Moon Beverages chairman Sanjeev Agarwal said: “Our new bottles made with food-grade rPET are recyclable and can become another bottle, giving it another life. Recycled PET is a big move in the right direction to embrace plastic circularity in India.”
According to Coca-Cola India, the process of recycling plastic for manufacturing these bottles is in compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) standards for food-grade recycled material.
We remind, Coca-Cola system in Romania, formed by the companies Coca?Cola Romania and Coca?Cola HBC Romania, has installed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flake decontamination unit at its factory in Ploiesti, which will give it the ability to produce recycled PET (R-PET) food-grade pellet.